Our Favorite No Carb Desserts

Most classic desserts contain carbs, often in the form of added sugar and white flour in cookies, cakes, and tarts. It can be difficult, but not impossible, to come up with creative and tasty no carb desserts. You will need to use sugar substitutes like Splenda or Stevia, and in place of flour you can use almond meal or another nut-based flour. In general, look for dairy-based desserts like cheesecake, as these will be high in protein and low in carbs.

low carb peanut butter recipe splenda

Splenda or Stevia are healthy substitutes for sugar.

Here are a few of our favorite no carb dessert ideas:

1. No Carb Cheesecake

No Carb Cheesecake is a great choice for low carb dieters, as it consists mostly of cheese and eggs. And no crust!

no carb desserts cheesecake

Try a cheesecake without a crust!

Cheesecake gets baked in the oven but then must cool for two to three hours in order for it to set and hold its shape. Here are two basic no carb cheesecake recipes for you to try.

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Simple No Carb Cheesecake

Net Carb Count: 0 grams

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix everything together until it is smooth, then bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit in a greased pie plate for one hour.

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Flavored No Carb Cheesecake

Net Carb Count: 0 grams

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix everything together until it is smooth, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a greased pie plate for 30-40 minutes.

no carb desserts gelatin

Use gelatin mix to flavor your cheesecake

2. No Carb Pudding

This carb-free pudding has less than one gram of net carbs per serving.

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No Carb Pudding

Net Carb Count: 0 grams

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Artificial Sweetener to Taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine heavy whipping cream with vanilla extract and your favorite artificial sweetener to taste.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

3. Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

This cocoa will warm you up on any cold winter evening. The net carbs in this hot cocoa are virtually nonexistent, at less than half a gram.

no carb desserts hot cocoa

Hot cocoa is perfect for warming up on a chilly, winter evening.

 

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Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa

Net Carb Count: < ½ gram

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together unsweetened cocoa powder with water until hot.
  2. Sweeten, if desired, with your favorite artificial sweetener.

no carb desserts cocoa

Ghirardelli has amazing unsweetened cocoa!

 

4. Cheese

Cheese is naturally low carb; one ounce of cheese has less than half a gram of net carbs. Enjoy an ounce or two of nice cheese after dinner for a guilt-free dessert.

5. Low Carb Mousse

This mousse is similar to no carb cheesecake, but has no eggs and thus does not require baking.  Because of the cheeses used in this mousse, there are about four grams of net carbs, so it is not completely carb-free.

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Low Carb Mousse

Net Carb Count: 4 grams

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
  • Artificial Sweetener to Taste
  • Cinnamon to Taste
  • Nutmeg to Taste
  • Ginger to Taste

Directions:

  1. Put ricotta or cottage cheese in a blender with some artificial sweetener to taste
  2. Add your favorite combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  3. Blend until smooth and chill before serving.

It is hard to create a completely carb-free dessert, but the ideas above come quite close, most having less than one gram of net carbs per serving. Remember that dessert does not have to be sweet; cheese is a common finisher in many countries, and it’s a great choice for the low carb dieter. Get creative, too; you can make no carb cheesecake in a variety of ways, and you can flavor pudding and mousse with various spices and extracts without adding carbs.  Get in the kitchen and try your hand at one of these no carb desserts!

If you enjoyed these desserts, consider some of our healthy snack options as well. We’ve got several smoothie recipes and even cereal options you may enjoy!

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